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English horn a woodwind instrument that looks like the oboe but is larger and lower in tone.
fiddle (informal) a violin or similar instrument. [1/4 definitions]
fife a small wind instrument that looks like a flute and has a high pitch. The fife usually plays along with drums in marching music.
flute a woodwind instrument with a high pitch. It is a long tube with finger holes or keys along it and is played by blowing into a hole near one end.
French horn a brass wind instrument. It is a long coiled tube that ends in a wide bell shape.
fret3 one of the ridges set across the neck of a stringed instrument such as a guitar or lute to mark where the fingers should press the strings for each note.
Geiger counter an instrument used to find and measure radioactivity.
glockenspiel a percussion instrument composed of a set of metal bars that are struck with hammers.
guitar a stringed instrument with a long neck and five, six, or twelve strings that are strummed or plucked.
gyroscope an instrument with a turning wheel, mounted on an axis that can turn in any direction. When the axis turns, the wheel stays level. Gyroscopes are used to help keep ships and airplanes on course.
harmonica a small wind instrument in the shape of a rectangle. It is held in the hands and played by blowing and inhaling air over a set of metal reeds; mouth organ.
harp a large musical instrument with an upright triangular frame. Harps have forty-six strings and are played by plucking the strings with the fingers.
harpsichord a musical instrument with one or two keyboards. It is like a piano except that its strings are plucked when the keys are pressed.
horn a musical instrument usually made of brass. Horns are played by blowing into their narrow end. [1/3 definitions]
hourglass an instrument used to measure time that sends sand through a narrow opening between two larger glass bulbs. It takes exactly one hour for the sand to pass from one bulb to the other.
key1 a button or part of a machine or musical instrument that makes it work when pressed. [1/6 definitions]
lute a stringed instrument that has a bent neck and a body shaped like a pear.
lyre a stringed instrument of ancient Greece that is like a harp.
mallet a light hammer with a round head, used to strike notes on a musical instrument. [1/3 definitions]
mandolin a musical instrument in the lute family with four or five pairs of strings that are usually strummed.
measure an instrument or system for making exact measurements. [1/7 definitions]